The Pandasthumb blog is instructive for understanding how our most virulent opponents think. Informed, coherent thought is not always in evidence there. Perhaps the most extreme counterexample I’ve encountered recently is the following set of remarks by someone named Ed Darrell. I leave it to commenters on this blog to have fun with it:
Perhaps we don’t need a white-coated technician in the sky to be good. But Pinker’s brand of evolution gives us plenty of reason to be bad.
http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=38829 Vatican Observatory head clashes with cardinal on evolution London, Aug. 05 (CWNews.com) – The director of the Vatican Observatory has distanced himself from the perspective on evolution put forward by Cardinal Christoph SchÃƒÂ¶nborn (bio – news).
Here’s an illuminating email I received from a reporter in Germany. It indicates that the Darwinist strategy of savaging ID may not be working. (Note that I emailed this reporter a few documents in answer to his questions):
Priests in lab coats By Andrew O’Hehir Philosopher Michael Ruse is an ardent evolutionist who thinks creationism is claptrap. So why is he accusing atheistic scientists like Richard Dawkins of being as religious as born-again Bible thumpers? MORE
The control that evolution supporters hold over the debate “is a kind of an intellectual apartheid,” said Doug Groothuis, professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary and author of 10 books that explore the relationship between science and technology and belief…. “Intelligent design arguments don’t quote the Bible. They appeal to the phenomena in nature, like […]
The Intelligent Design Bogeyman By David Limbaugh August 04, 2005 http://www.davidlimbaugh.com/mt/archives/2005/08/new_column_the_5.html —– The Little Engine That Could…Undo Darwinism By Dan Peterson Published 8/5/2005 12:05:32 AM http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=8543 —– GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chance creation George Coyne Cardinal Christoph SchÃƒÂ¶nborn claims random evolution is incompatible with belief in a creator God. Here, in an exclusive rebuttal of that view, the […]
At my prompting, Beliefnet has now reverted to the original title (go here). [Earlier I had written:] After President Bush’s recently stated public support for teaching intelligent design, an editor at Beliefnet asked me to respond to it. Moreover, she asked me to clarify where I stand on creationism. I responded with a brief essay […]
Here’s a little piece I did for an online Christian news service about President Bush’s recent remarks supporting the teaching of ID: http://www.designinference.com/documents/2005.08.Commending_President_Bush.pdf.
Notre Dame ReSource: Evolution and Christianity By: Dennis Brown Date: July 18, 2005 A renowned philosopher from the University of Notre Dame supports recent comments by Cardinal Christoph SchÃƒÂ¶nborn that belief in evolution as accepted by some in science today may be incompatible with Christian beliefs.
Bush Remarks On ‘Intelligent Design’ Theory Fuel Debate By Peter Baker and Peter Slevin Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, August 3, 2005; A01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/02/AR2005080201686_pf.html
I’ll be on CNN today at 10:30am CST with Michael Shermer on Daryn Kagan’s program.
For Immediate Release Aug. 2, 2005 President Bush’s Support for Free Speech on Evolution and Intelligent Design Draws Praise from Discovery Institute